Youth & Young Adults

11Dec 2015

SAVE THE DATE: Friday, December 29, 2017 YOUTH LOCK-IN AT UNIVERSITY CHURCH CONTACT INFO & RSVP Ramona Gant, Youth Director: Pastor Julian DeShazier: Phone: 773-966-2547 Holiday Greetings! Consider this an INVITATION for the youth at your church to a LOCK-IN being held at UNIVERSITY CHURCH on Friday, December 29, 2017. The event will begin at […]

29Jul 2015

From D’Angelo Smith, UChurch Youth Coordinator I attended the “Movement for Black Lives” gathering this past weekend in Cleveland, Ohio. It was a very emotional experience for me and propelled me back to the plight of our ancestors and the struggles they faced. All of those who have gone before us, who had a foundation […]

10Jun 2015

The mission of Camp Create is to enhance exceptionally well rounded, confident, and fun citizens of the world!! We are excited to spend the summer with you and your camper! To register for the camp, please click here to begin the enrollment process. Question? Please email the camp co-director at Here’s to an amazing summer! Jarren S. Camp […]

15Nov 2012

Come out on the FRIDAY after CHRISTMAS for our first youth lock-in! A community-wide event (so invite your friends and youth you know), the intent is to create safe and creative space where our children can experience FUN, FAITH, and FELLOWSHIP, and of course…FOOD. The entire building will be available and events will be happening […]

13Apr 2012

EVENT PAGE (FACEBOOK) University Church is excited to announce its 1st community open-mic, bringing together artists within our neighborhoods, schools, and city in celebration of our collective gifts. Join us for an evening of poetry and storytelling as we speak spiritual truths to power while cultivating new relationships.  Artists are invited to share their work […]

01Feb 2012

We have needed to bring the youth of our local churches together for a very long time, and now it’s going to happen! SAVE THE DATE! SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 2012 The Chicago Metropolitan Association of the Illinois Conference of the United Church of Christ has announced plans for a regional youth event, to be held […]

27Nov 2011

We are excited to welcome Michele Ellis to our staff as the new Youth Minister. Michele (pronounced “Michael”) is from Chicago and has been in the United Church of Christ her entire life (her home church is Trinity UCC). She has a wealth of experience working across all age categories with youth, but most importantly […]

16Nov 2011

By Colleen Patikas Can you imagine? Can you speak the words that have not yet been spoken? Can you keep a bond that can never be broken? Like handcuffs that could never be opened Imagine the possible The possibility that Reality Holds the key 2 fantasy And fantasy holds the key to Reality Cuz if […]

16Nov 2011

Calling all youth and their parents!!  A special class, led by Pastor Julian DeShazier, will be forming soon.  The content will prepare young people to make a decision about choosing baptism or confirmation for themselves.  The class will be open to all youth in grades 7 and older. Those who have already been in such […]